ARCHIVED Port and Harbour Waste Management Plan


A.      Content Index

         General Introduction


B.     Index

        Port of Ramsgate

Ramsgate Royal Harbour

A.  General Introduction:

Ramsgate Port Authority was established under the Ramsgate Corporation Act 1934 with amendments and is the statutory Port Authority for the Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Western Ferry Terminal.

The Royal Harbour is owned and operated by Thanet District Council and comprises of a port operation with leisure Marinas, one commercial import and export berth,  three ship and boat repair slipways and commercial inshore fishing.

The Port of Ramsgate has been owned and operated by Thanet District Council since November 1998; this facility has three Ro-Ro berths capable of handling cross-channel passenger and freight ferries of up to 180 metres in length with a draft of 6.5 metres. In addition there is a small aggregate import facility, which can accommodate vessels up to 90 metres in length with a maximum draft of 5.0 metres.

The objective of this plan is to comply with the Merchant Shipping (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003 and EU Directive 2000/59EC

The plans have addressed the following requirements:

a)     Catering for all types of waste, which are usually landed at the Port.

b)     Waste reception facilities being conveniently located to the user.

c)     The ease of use of waste depositing facilities.

d)     Consideration to the costs involved in disposing of waste.

e)     The intentions to undertake periodic reviews of facilities provided.


In preparing these plans the following points have been considered:

I)      Consultation with Harbour Users and other interested parties.

II)     A study of the type and quantity of waste being generated.